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deceased

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deceased

  1. no longer living the recently deceased tenant was found by a concerned neighbor Synonyms of deceased asleep, breathless, cold, dead, defunct, demised, departed, fallen, gone, late, lifeless, lowWords Related to deceased extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonlivingNear Antonyms of deceased animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, runningAntonyms of deceased alive, animate, breathing, going, live, living, quick

Synonym Discussion of deceased

dead, defunct, deceased, departed, late mean devoid of life. dead applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (such as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life.
    • a dead, listless performance
defunct stresses cessation of active existence or operation.
    • a defunct television series
deceased, departed, and late apply to persons who have died recently. deceased is the preferred term in legal use.
    • the estate of the deceased
departed is used usually as a euphemism.
    • our departed sister
late is used especially with reference to a person in a specific relation or status.
    • the company's late president


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